The Master Classics of Poker 2015 €4250 Main Event saw yet another thirteen players enter the contest before registration shut down at the start of the second day to bump the overall pack to 291 entries. Everyone but one of those late registrants broke before the day’s end, with only Andrew Leathem making it to the third day with a pile of 201000 in chips.
However, all eyes would be on Donald Rae of the United Kingdom since he managed to get an overnight lead with 682000. The Brit was followed by World Series of Poker Europe 2015 bracelet champ Makarios Avramidis (635,000) and his fellow Greek Georgios Zisimopoulos (550,000). Timothy Adams (507,000) and Kilian Kramer (536,000) ended in the 5 five.
The second day was all about money. The money bubble split at the bginning of Level 18 when Zisimopoulos open-shoved the button with jack-3 and Helppi called with ace-9 suited from the blinds. Several other notables did not even make it as far. Kevin Killeen, Ludovic Geilich, Bryn Kenney and Fatiy Aydin, all fell in the 1st level of the day, with Paul Hoefer, Tom Hall, Micha Hoedemaker, Jason Wheeler and Matthias de Meulder.
Antoine Vranken began as one of the top stacks, but he left in the 2nd level of Wednesday’s event. After that, Avramidis took care of Aviv Meiri as well as ex EPT Malta champ Jean Montury after to soar into the lead.
Noah Boeken, Thomas Muehloecker, Eugene Katchalov, Rodrigo Caprioli, Farid Chati, Paul Berende and Matas Cimbolas did not have anything new to show for either following their eliminations.